BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - A 63-year-old man has been arrested in the investigation into the alleged sexual assault and confinement of a 16-year-old Nova Scotia boy.
RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae says the Nova Scotia man was arrested Monday evening in Fredericton.
MacRae says he is due in Bridgewater provincial court today where he will face at least one charge.
MacRae declined to identify the accused until his arraignment.
Police launched an investigation in September after a woman in Upper Chelsea, N.S., reported that a frightened boy showed up at her doorstep seeking help.
The woman told police the boy was barefoot and chained at his wrists and ankles.
David James Leblanc has already been charged with seven offences in the case, including sexual assault and forcible confinement.